Ethernet over Power - HD Stream 500Mbps Powerline Adapter
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    Ethernet over Power - HD Stream 500Mbps Powerline Adapter

    If you want to wire your home for Ethernet networking, you have several choices. You can spend a lot of time and effort snaking cable through your walls and installing wall plates, you can pay someone else a lot of money to install cabling, you can run wires out in the open where they can be tripped over and produce an eyesore, or you can use this Ethernet over Power Powerline Converter Kit from Monoprice!

    The Powerline Converter system uses the existing electrical wiring in your home or apartment to transmit network traffic. As long as you have a power outlet in a room, you can have network connectivity!

    Each kit comes with a single powerline adapter. Each adapter features a standard US NEMA 1-15 non-polarized blade plug, which serves the dual function of providing power and carrying the network data. Each adapter also features a 10/100/1000Mbps auto-MDIX Gigabit Ethernet port and a Reset/Pairing button.

    Installation is as simple as plugging two or more adapters into wall outlets and pressing the pairing buttons to establish a connection between them. By default the system creates a public, unprotected network. However, by using the included setup utility you can easily create a private, protected network. Up to 9 total Powerline adapters can be used within a single network and multiple networks can operate on the same electric circuit, giving a level of flexibility and control not found in most ordinary Ethernet configurations.

    These adapters are able to transmit network traffic to distances up to 300 meters, however for best results it is recommended to ensure the total network length does not exceed 100 meters (328 feet).

    Each Powerline adapter measures about 2.8" x 2.0" x 1.1". LEDs on the face of each converter indicate power and network connectivity status.


    • Compliant with TCP/IP, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, and IEEE P1901 standards
    • Plug and Play - no drivers required
    • Uses existing power wiring to transmit network data traffic
    • Up to 500Mbps wired data throughput
    • Can connect to Powerline adapters up to 300 meters distant
    • Web based utility to manage PLC features and settings
    • Quality of Service (QoS) feature prioritizes Internet traffi
    • Supports advanced 128-bit AES encryption to ensure data security
    • Intelligent channel adaptation
    • Pair button quickly establishes a secure and private Powerline network with other Powerline devices
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    Is a pair of these included when you buy quantity 1, or do you need to buy a minimum of quantity 2?
    Robert A on Nov 24, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: The description says "Each kit comes with a single powerline adapter. " You'd need to buy 2 or more.
    I have Monoprice power adapters which, purchased 4 years ago, worked well until recently. The unit (one of 4) connecting to the router goes on and off frequently and I want to replace it. Is this unit compatible with your previous model "powerline 200M"?
    A shopper on Feb 14, 2017
    Which HomePlug standard does this Powerline adapter support?
    Russell W on Nov 28, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: did not work for me. returned product to monoprice
    Where does one download the firmware to upgrade these units?
    A shopper on May 5, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: good question. I could not get mine to work
    Does this create a wireless signal of its own or do you have to plug in something else (on the unit that is at the end of the line obviously) to create a wireless signal?
    A shopper on Nov 30, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: It's not wireless at all, that's the point of it.
    Can I pair one of these adapters with my existing HDStream 200 adapters?
    Ricardo R on Feb 8, 2017
    4.6 / 5.0
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    Awesome workaround to running cable!!!!
    I bought this unit and connected them both in a matter of minutes. I was initially thinking of running Cat6 cable from my home office, thru the crawl space, to the living room so I could connect my FireTV, Apple TV, and Smart TV wired. With this device, no need to run cable, just plug and play, just as advertised.

    PROS: Easy to use, quick setup, no networking knowledge required. Simply unbox, plug one into router, other into outlet, and you're up and running!

    CONS: You MUST buy two. One for the router side and one at the destination. I didn't see where I had to have two units, so I when I received it I realized I was missing the second one. Had to place another order and wait a couple more days. Description must be more clear that one is required for the router and one or more, at the desired location where you want a wired connection. Otherwise, product is awesome!
    August 3, 2016
    Create a wide-range WiFi
    I have an apartment that has walls of plaster on wood lathe over metal grid, shimmed from poured reinforced cement. WiFi can't penetrate the walls and doesn't do well around corners. So, I use these units to "extend" my WiFi by plugging in a WiFi extender to the distal units. So, in my apartment, if I come in the back door, my cell phone, for example, will link to my background extender with it's own ID and password and switch to the extender that serves the living room when I get into that area. If I had to rely upon WiFi along with a base station and the same extenders, I'd lose 50% of my coverage unless I ran cable. My next step will be to workout streaming from one cable box to three televisions. I can use Apple TV or the Fire Stick to stream from the Internet, but I want to stream from my own TV cable source. I can't run more cable for "cable TV" than I can/ or want to run Ethernet cable.

    PROS: Works great so long as on same power panel
    Plug, sync, and it works
    Requires NO maintenance, debugging, or worry about malware, hacking, etc

    CONS: Works great so long as on SAME power panel. This is not a system for an entire apartment building or neighborhood NOR for a home with more than one service panel (been there).
    August 23, 2016
    12286 Ethernet over Power - HD Stream 500Mbps Powerline Adapter
    I purchased three of these units. For me, it solved a flakey WiFi problem I had. Depending on the AC line outlet the units are plugged into, your results may very. However, the LED indicators provide visual indication when all is working. I would purchase again if the need arises.

    PROS: Well made. Easy Plug and Play setup. Reasonably priced.

    CONS: Muse be on the same AC line run. Throughput varies with distance.
    August 5, 2016
    Easy to use, quick setup, and reasonable performance.
    I purchased a pair of these as a hail mary to try and resolve a performance issue that multiple wifi repeater/mesh solutions couldn't address. I was able to resolve the problem in about 3 minutes, most of which was spent walking up/down the stairs between the endpoints. As a fixed-position network extension mechanism, this is a *great* value compared to any wireless approach.
    August 3, 2016
    Easer than Cat -5
    Works as described, appears well made . Read the included small pamphlet , Had no problems setting it up, range on my install about 100 feet, working for about 2 weeks now. Replacing my WiFi extender, This is faster. Don't know about range or security, Was blocked by an AC power strip on my AC Home grid , Probability Cant pass the houses pole power transformer . Think I'll add one more to my network . Mike C.

    PROS: Easier than CAT-5

    CONS: Need Dedicated wall outlet
    August 10, 2016
    Easy installation and setup to network attach a printer
    This is a quick and inexpensive way to network attach an older printer/scanner that is not wireless. Scanning higher resolution (1200x1200) documents is a bit slow, but lower resolution scanning is not a problem.
    December 13, 2016
    8 months ago
    They have worked just like advertised
    When you plug them in with an Ethernet device attached to them they come to life immediately. The application that they send with it is a little difficult to use. It would be nice if they made it easier and mandatory to change the password on these. However, they just want people to plug it in and have it work and that's what they did.
    January 10, 2017
    9 months ago
    Does the job
    The ordered item was delivered in a timely manner and worked as advertised
    June 20, 2017
    2 months ago
    worked great out of the box, getting 50+mb speeds to my iMac.

    Very happy with purchase.
    May 26, 2017
    2 months ago
    Works Great, Even with my other Powerline Adapter
    I purchased several 1GB Powerline Adapters a while back, and I wanted to get some more, but I couldn't find them. I bought these instead. They work well for my needs (streaming video and gaming) and work great with the existing 1GB adapters.
    April 28, 2017
    4 months ago

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